As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. set purpose, design, Fms. vi. 372; eptir setningi, purposely, Finnb. 340: a rule, rite, Hom. 142; á-setningr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛁᛏᚾᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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